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High School Roundup: Laguna Beach girls' tennis advances to Division 3 semifinals

High School Roundup: Laguna Beach girls' tennis advances to Division 3 semifinals
Laguna Beach High's Ella Pachl, pictured competing against Edison on Oct. 9, contributed to the Breakers beating Rancho Cucamonga 9-9 (79-57 on games) in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals on Tuesday. (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Ella Pachl, Sarah MacCallum and Ainsley Beresford each won twice in singles, and the Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team won at Rancho Cucamonga 9-9 (79-57 on games) in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Monday.

Megan Mindte and Vanessa Gee won twice at No. 1 doubles for Laguna Beach (14-10). Jessa Chaney and Camille Deckey also won a doubles set.

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"We didn't realize the school is located at 1,300 [feet] altitude," Breakers coach Rick Conkey said. "It took a while to adjust to the light air and balls flying out. I figured it out halfway through the first round ... and we made the adjustment."

Laguna Beach, the Wave League champion, plays at home against top-seeded Long Beach Wilson (20-2) in a Division 3 semifinal match Wednesday at 2 p.m. Wilson was the runner-up in the Moore League.

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Laguna Beach will be seeking its 13th CIF finals appearance, but the first since winning the Division 1 title in 2005.

"We have our work cut out for us," Conkey said. "We're going to have to have everybody playing their best tennis. I know that we can beat them, but we have to be on."

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David Carrillo Peñaloza, Sports Editor

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Fall: football, girls’ golf

Winter: boys’ basketball, boys’ soccer

Spring: baseball, boys’ golf

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Matt Szabo, Sports Reporter

(714) 966-4614, matthew.szabo@latimes.com

Twitter: @mjszabo

Fall: boys’ water polo, girls’ tennis

Winter: girls’ soccer, girls’ water polo

Spring: boys’ tennis, swimming, lacrosse

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Andrew Turner, Sports Reporter

(714) 966-4611, andrew.turner@latimes.com

Twitter: @ProfessorTurner

Fall: girls’ volleyball, cross-country, field hockey

Winter: girls’ basketball, wrestling

Spring: boys’ volleyball, track and field, softball

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